I’m not quite sure how this happened, but one of the most original, genre-inspiring hip hop groups to come out of the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 80’s / early 90’s just performed this past weekend at The Alley in Sparks, NV.
Thanks to 775HipHop.com, the group which a) helped Tupac Shakur get a start in the industry, b) appeared in the Dan Aykroyd-directed 1991 film, Nothing But Trouble, and c) released old school favorites “The Humpty Dance“, “Same Song“, “Doowutchyalike” and “Freaks of the Industry” aka Digital Underground, performed the expected crowd pleasers and then took it back to their roots of jamming out in the vein of 70’s funk hero George Clinton and Parliament during their late-night Saturday performance (technically in the wee hours of Sunday morning) in Victorian Square.
Original Digital Underground members Shock G, Money-B, Pee Wee and DJ Fuze each brought unique elements to the musical entirety of the group while also making way for both individual members of opening act Black Rock City Allstars plus several other local MC’s in attendance, which just happened to include I Shoot Reno Instagram friend Jevelle Wiltz, amongst others to jump into the MC slot in a game of pass the mic.
As per fancy-shmancy camera speak, my oversized fanny pack aka the Kata KT DW-495 stayed attached to my waist, as per explicit instructions by the man at the door who seemed both impressed and curious at the fact that it both had a handle, which I was carrying, and converted to a ‘strap-on’ (for lack of a better term), while the Nikon D7000 + AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens stayed in-hand and in-action while the magic of the evening unfolded.
Aperture and shutter speed stayed constant at f/2.8 and 1/250th of a second, respectively, while ISO followed lighting patterns anywhere between 1600 and 6400. Minimal lighting adjustments were made in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and uploaded to IShootReno.com for your viewing pleasure.
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